Com­plex car­bo­hy­drates, fat and in­sulin.

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1. Our an­ces­tors had a hor­monal re­sponse to make the best use of sugar, found in honey or sweet berries on the rare oc­ca­sion that it made an ap­pear­ance in their diet. That turned on a hor­mone called in­sulin, which is a stor­age hor­mone. In­sulin changes the blood’s chem­istry and it leads to stor­age of fat for a rainy day, par­tic­u­larly around the stom­ach, but also in the ar­ter­ies.

2. So, for some peo­ple who have an in­her­i­ta­ble sen­si­tiv­ity to car­bo­hy­drates that causes a brisk in­sulin re­sponse, re­strict­ing car­bo­hy­drates is some­times ben­e­fi­cial to re­duce the rate of fat stor­age in the stom­ach and to re­duce fat stor­age in the ar­ter­ies in par­tic­u­lar.

3. If your doc­tor has iden­ti­fied that you are pro­duc­ing too much in­sulin, they might rec­om­mend that you re­duce sim­ple car­bo­hy­drates by re­duc­ing com­plex car­bo­hy­drates.

4. Mod­ern food pro­cess­ing has made avail­able a large va­ri­ety of sim­ple and com­plex car­bo­hy­drates for con­sump­tion. So, un­der the ad­vice and su­per­vi­sion of a physi­cian, things like bread, pasta, pota­toes, rice, ce­real and fruit are some­times kept to a min­i­mum to main­tain a diet, that is bet­ter for that in­di­vid­ual’s heart health. This ad­vice will de­pend on the in­di­vid­ual, their meta­bolic make-up, their en­ergy ex­pen­di­ture and di­etary ob­jec­tives.

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